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Erik Wemple answers your questions on the media
Erik's Q&A with readers is at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, June 12. Submit your questions.
Former New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern honored as a dame
Former New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern, who stepped down from her post earlier this year, has been made a dame in one of the country's highest honors.
Hong Kong investigative journalist wins appeal in rare ruling upholding press freedom: 'Meaningful'
Veteran investigative journalist Bao Choy won her appeal in Hong Kong two years after she was found guilty of deceiving the government during her work on “7.21 Who Owns The Truth."
Train runs past site of deadly India derailment
Passengers watched from railcar windows as they passed the site of one of India's deadliest rail crashes in decades. (June 5) (AP video: Rishi Lekhi)
Thousands rally against ruling party in Poland
Hundreds of thousands of people marched in an anti-government protest in Poland's capital. Poles voiced their anger Sunday at a conservative government that has eroded democratic norms. (June 5) (AP video: Rafal Niedzielski)
University of Buffalo sued over revoking recognition status for Young Americans for Freedom student group
According to the lawsuit by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the Student Association at the university voted to revise policies regarding club recognition back in March.
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US video shows close-call with Chinese destroyer
The United States military released video Monday of what it called an "unsafe" Chinese maneuver in the Taiwan Strait on the weekend, in which a Chinese navy ship cut sharply across the path of an American destroyer, forcing the U.S. ship to slow to avoid a collision. (June 5)      
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Trump Wants to Party Like It’s 1776
’Cause a MAGA party won’t stop.
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Carlos Vela's Champions League vanishing act jeopardizes his LAFC future
Carlos Vela was a non-factor in LAFC's Champions League loss to León, and it could mark the beginning of the end for the franchise icon in Los Angeles.
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Why coach Michael Malone didn't call a timeout at the end of Game 2 of the NBA Finals
Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone explains why he played out Game 2 of the NBA Finals, when Jamal Murray missed a shot, instead of calling timeout.       
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Photos | WeHo celebrates with Pride
West Hollywood hosts the WeHo pride parade, an imaginative and colorful annual tradition along Santa Monica Boulevard that embraces LGBTQ+ representation, inclusion, and progress. Full of music, dancing, colorful floats, festive marching contingents, and creative flair, the parade celebrates LGBTQ+ people and our contributions to community and culture.
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10-Year-Old Led Cops on 1-Mile ‘Lights and Sirens’ Car Chase
Michigan State PoliceA suspect accused of stealing a car and leading cops on a mile-long highway chase before slowly crashing into a guardrail didn’t have a license. Because he is 10 years old. Michigan State Police were alerted to the vehicle’s theft by OnStar and simultaneous calls of a child behind the wheel of a Buick Encore on I-75, according to the Detroit Free Press. “The trooper was behind the suspect for about a mile with lights and sirens activated while OnStar disabled the Buick, allowing for a safe stop,” police said. The child, who is now in juvenile detention, was not injured.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Brusdar Graterol fielding error proves costly for Dodgers once again
Dodgers reliever Brusdar Graterol makes poor throw on a bunt in seventh inning that set ups the first run for the Yankees in New York's eventual 4-1 win.
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Roger Craig, Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and original Met, dead at 93
Roger Craig, who had the distinction of winning the last game in Brooklyn Dodgers history and the first game in Mets history and who was also a longtime major league manager, died Sunday.
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Today's Headlines: State of Florida appears to have arranged to send migrants to Sacramento
Their arrival in the city, along with documents, adds fuel to a controversy over similar ploys by conservative politicians in Republican-led states.
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Yankees’ Domingo German uses ‘big-time command’ to deliver reason for optimism
Domingo German’s first 11 pitches Sunday all went for strikes. 
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Mexico president's ruling party forecast to win governorship of country's most populous state
A sampling of votes for governor of Mexico state suggests a victory late Sunday for the candidate from AMLO's party, which would end nearly a century of rule by the PRI.
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Instagram lifts ban on anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after launch of presidential bid
Instagram announced Sunday it had lifted its ban on Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the anti-vaccine activist who has launched a presidential bid, two years after it shut down Kennedy's account for breaking its rules related to Covid-19.
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Mets’ Tommy Pham blasts two homers, makes defensive miscue in rare start
Perhaps the Mets are at least seeing Tommy Pham turn into the hitter they wanted when they signed him in the offseason. 
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Reunification Ride helps kids visit moms in Illinois prison
Reunification Ride takes children from Chicago on a three-hour trip to visit their mothers at Logan Correctional Center in downstate Illinois. Logan is the largest Illinois state prison for women and transgender people. (June 5) (AP video: Melissa Perez Winder)      
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Despite the controversy, 'The Idol' is mostly guilty of being just plain boring
Editor's note: the following contains spoilers about the premiere of "The Idol."
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'Time to say goodbye': Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces retirement from soccer at 41
Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his retirement from a glittering soccer career at the age of 41, leaving Italy's Serie A as the league's oldest-ever goal scorer.
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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey endorses Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in 2024 presidential race
The endorsement came in a Twitter post from Dorsey, who shared a clip of Fox News’ Harris Faulkner interviewing Kennedy titled: "Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. argues he can beat Trump and DeSantis in 2024." 
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Erik Spoelstra keeps making all the right moves to help Heat find a way
Erik Spoelstra, a two-time champion coaching in his sixth NBA Finals, pressed the right buttons once again after his team was overpowered in the series opener.
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US, UK navies say they responded to distress call as Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ‘harassed’ ship
The Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf, sees 20% of the world's oil pass through it.
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On this day in history, June 5, 1968, presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy is fatally shot in Los Angeles
Presidential hopeful and former attorney general Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on this day in history, June 5, 1968. Kennedy had finished a campaign speech and was greeting well wishers.
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With Prince Harry to Testify in Hacking Case, Royals Prepare to Cringe
A media spectacle will unfold this week as the prince prepares to take the stand against newspapers he says invaded his privacy by hacking his cellphone.
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China defends close encounter with American warship; "Yellowstone" star helps children of fallen soldiers
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Hong Kong Journalist Wins Rare Court Appeal Despite Crackdowns on Press Freedoms
Bao Choy won an appeal quashing her conviction related to her work on the award-winning 2021 investigative documentary “7.21 Who Owns the Truth.”
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Carolyn Hax: Moving for a dream job, but husband ‘less than enthused’
Husband says he supports relocating for spouse's dream job, but his angry asides suggest otherwise.
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